Of course you can listen to music on your phone - but if you want optimum sound quality, only a dedicated music player will do. In which case...

...one of these fine items will fit the bill. Whether you want to save memory and battery on your phone, investing in a high-end PMP to double as a DAC or just need your portable sound to be as good as it can, look no further.

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Under £100
Under £250

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Under £500

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Under £750

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Under £1000

Astell & Kern Kann

Reviewed on 8th September 2017 at

A 2017 Award-winner, the Kann's striking design, excellent feature set and hi-res sound make this player a must-listen for those looking to spend a little more.

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Under £1250